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Christopher Guse

Associate Professor, Sound and Scenic Production

Chair, Department of Theatre


BFA, Theatre Production, UW-Milwaukee PTTP


Chris Guse’s recent design projects include sound for The FewLend me a TenorOctober, Before I was BornCollected Stories, Heroes, Jeeves Intervenes, Duet for One, and sound video for Master Class and The Detective’s Wife with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. He designed and created the interactive multimedia content for The MonarchTrash or Tunes and The Congo Code (a 2015 Milwaukee Business Journal Eureka Award winner) with Kohl’s Wild Theatre. Chris worked with Uprooted/Renaissance Theaterworks creating the sound designs for Neat and Crumbs From the Table of Joy and the video content for Shorewood High School’s groundbreaking, 2016 Tommy Award sweeping American Idiot.  Chris writes music and plays guitar for Milwaukee based alt-rock band Rocket Cat who were nominated for two WAMI awards in 2017.  An associate professor at UWM for over 20 years, Chris teaches in the areas of sound design/technology and technical direction and has designed sound, video and/or composed music for over 50 shows, including highlight productions of CorktownOedipus Rex, Mr. Melancholy and From These Green Heights.


Recent Work

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